DPP Gets Shs1.5bn Boost To Fight Graft

viagra buy geneva; font-size: small;”>The directorate, cost led by its assistant director, Mr. Ogwang Erimu laid their budget before the Parliamentary Committee of Legal Affairs this Tuesday morning, saying they were overstretched with high-level corruption cases.

He said the DPP has over 150 fraud and corruption cases at the Anti-Corruption Court and has projected to handle 70 (47 percent) investigations which remain incomplete.

“The budgetary allocation for DPP for the financial year 2012/2013 is inadequate to deal with our work load and new cases arising from corruption scandals in the OPM (Office of the Prime Minister) and Ministry of Public Service,” said Ogwang.

The DPP further anticipates handling fresh prosecutions arising from the investigations in the Ministry Of Health, Education and others.


The core mandate of the DPP is to prosecute all public officials except, president, indicted for fraud and corruption and to lead the recovery and repayment of public funds lost through fraudulent acts of public officials.

The country of recent has been hit by a massive wave of loss of public funds through graft.

At least Shs30bn was reportedly stolen from OPM by Principal Accountant Godfrey Kazinda in connivance with officials at Bank of Uganda and Ministry of Finance.

According to the budget break down signed by the director Richard Butera, the DPP in its recurrent expenditure received Shs1bn for allowances, printing and stationery, general supply of goods, services and fuel.

Meanwhile, for the development expenditure the body received Shs420m for vehicles and office equipment, all totaling to almost Shs1.5bn.

The committee led by its chairman Stephen Tashobya approved the budget.

“Yes, we have understood and approved your submissions since your work load has increased,” Tashobya told the officials.

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